The culinary delights of Granada have not made a great first impression when I arrived.
A rainy day with freezing cold mornings is something I did not expect mid May, along with limited options for authentic restaurants close to where I stayed.
My luck turned the next day when I found this restaurant, which truly lived up to the full potential Granada has to offer.
Longing for a place with view, a bit of greenery and delicious food, Restaurant Mirador de Morayama ticked all the boxes.
After what seemed like an endless climb up the narrow winding road in the Albaicin neigbourhood, we finally arrived at the restaurant to find it closed for further 30 mins. A few strolls later, we were back to pick the best spot with a view. There were only 2 tables of hungry visitors in addition to us, and before we could order I was up and about with the camera, enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
The restaurant is set in a traditional Carmen housing, sheltered from the views with a high wall and spread out in an orchard with terraced gardens. Shaded by fruit trees and covered in lush greenery, with just enough space between the tree branches to spot the outline of the Alhambra.
The place felt absolutely tranquil, with just the buzz of the bees and trickling of the water fountain behind you to keep you company.
The menu was short, written down on a chalkboard, and even a non-meat eater like me could find plenty to get excited about. Food was simple, but very fresh, executed to perfection and presented beautifully.
If you are visiting Granada, this place is a must visit!
Restaurante Mirador de Morayma
Reservations: recommended in high season and weekends – 958 228 290 – 958 224 812 – 600 433 218 (add +34 if you’re calling from international number)
Location: c/ Pianista Garcia Carillo 2, Granada (the restaurant is high up on the hill, so you will have to find parking somewhere outside of Albaicin to get here. Alternatively you can take a taxi that can drop you off at the entrance)
Events: occasionally there are live music performances in the restaurant, check their website or facebook page for latest updates
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Granada Monuments Tickets & Tours
Here are a few guided trip options for visiting the main sights in Alhambra. To check availability and prices please click on the link below.
- Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket – enjoy a fast-track access to all the sights within the grounds of Alhambra, including the Generalife Gardens. Does not include a guide.
- Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Tour – fast track entry to the Alhambra complex with a private or shared tour guide.
- Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Ticket with Audioguide – the same tickets to Alhambra this time including an audio guide in the language of your choice.
- Sacromonte: Flamenco Show at Cuevas Los Tarantos Tickets – entry tickets to the popular flamenco performance in the Sacromonte district of Granada
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